British Comic Shop Releases (20th May 2015) – Resident Aliens and Holistic Detectives!

Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1 - Large

 

Here’s our guide to new comics and graphic on sale in British comic shops today (Wednesday 20th May 2015), complementing our monthly list of new British graphic novels and comic collections (May 2015 list here).

Top of the list this week has to be Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1,  the intriguing series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, apparently heading to TV, as we reported back in March. In this new story, trailed in an #0 released in April, the alien scientist trapped on Earth is still hiding out in the sleepy town of Patience while federal agents begin to close in on him. Secrets about his home planet — as well as his first months on Earth — are also revealed.

“The core mystery concerns the fact that Harry learns that the writer of the Sam Hain novels might be living in Patience, so he tries to find him,” Peter Hogan told comicbook.com of the new story last year. “These are private eye stories from the 1960s that Harry got hooked on, and there seems to be a link between the writer and Harry’s predecessor – the old doctor who died at the start of the first series. This feeds into the story-within-a-story, where Harry tries to discover if the murder that happens in the story is based on a real murder or not.”

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #1 - Subscription Cover

Out this week from IDW: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1

Also worth tracking down in comic shops – previously released in book stores – is the stunning third volume in Frederik Peeters Aama saga, The Desert of Mirrors. Set in the far-far future, the story centres on Verloc, a miserable man who rejects technological body modifications and implants, only to be swooped up into an adventure by his smooth operating brother, Conrad.

If you’ve been following this graphic novel series, you’ll know it’s been crammed with mind-bending SF concepts and bizarre and unsettling mystery for its central characters, trying to survive on a strange alien world. But the series also raises interesting questions: in a world where technology is being developed to no apparent purpose, where there is no division of race, no religious idolatry, only the haves and have-nots, who will keep up, and who will be left behind? Peeters skilfully addresses such questions as well as telling a glorious quest tale, and The Desert of Mirrors ably continues this stunning adventure. (And what’s not to like about a cigar-smoking mechanical ape?)

Also out this week are not one but two astounding series conclusions – Cap Stone and Mono from Titan ComicsThese issues mark the end of the first collaboration between Titan Comics and digital publisher Madefire. There’s no word as yet on whether Titan are planning to collect the Madefire series they’ve released as trades – we’ll update you when we find out. Check out our preview of Cap Stone #6 here and Mono: Pacific #2 here.

Finally, while it’s not the work of British creators, we’d be remiss if we didn’t note the launch of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency from IDW, written by Chris Ryall with art by Tony Atkins. This Douglas Adams-inspired comic surely has to be on a lot of downthetubes readers pull lists. (Read my review here)

Don’t forget that despite many British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour, there are still comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including The Beano, Commando, Judge Dredd Megazine, Panini’s superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who MagazineDoctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who Comic (collecting their strips from the US format titles) Mega, TOXIC and many others.

The Hachette Judge Dredd Collection is also on sale now, but you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying it as Part Works are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.

Plus, the wonderful Phoenix Comic is on sale in all Waitrose supermarkets as well as available on subscription and through its dedicated iPad app.


British Comic Publishers

2000AD/ Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1931

 

2000AD Prog 1931

Featuring a cover by Ben Willsher

JUDGE DREDD // BREAKING BUD By John Wagner (Script) and Richard Elson (Art)

Mega-City One, 2137 AD. Home to 50 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where crime is rampant. Tensions run a constant knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, former lab assistant Bud Biggard has stolen a highly powerful bracelet…

SLÁINE // PRIMORDIAL By Pat Mills (Script) and Simon Savis (Art)

Albion, in a time of legend. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland. After ruling for seven years, he travelled through time to fight for the Goddess in other eras before returning to save his people from the Fomorian sea devils. Now, having travelled to the Isle of Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he’s being hunted by Trojan soldiers…

GREY AREA // TALK DOWN By Dan Abnett (Script) and Mark Harrison (Art)

North America, 2045. The Global Exo Segregation Zone — aka the GREY AREA — is a huge sector in Arizona given over to housing the large number of extra-terrestrial immigrants that arrive on Earth. A massive shanty town that acts as a holding area, it’s policed by Exo Transfer Control squads, heavily armoured cops that patrol and keep the peace amongst the aliens. But right now, Bulliet and co are somewhere else entirely…

THARG’S 3RILLERS // COMMERCIAL BREAK By Eddie Robson (Script) and Mike Collins (Art)

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! The Lake District, summer 1997. Daisy Chan, Annie Oakley and Leo McKinstry are three friends hanging out in the small town of Osterpool, where nothing very much happens. But when an unusual commercial appears on TV one July evening, they can’t get it out of their heads…

STRONTIUM DOG // THE STIX FIX By John Wagner (Script) and Carlos Ezquerra (Art)

Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars, many survivors were warped by the Strontium 90 fallout. These ‘mutants’ became a victimised underclass, forced into ghettos, and the only career open to them was bounty hunting. One such Search/Destroy agent, or STRONTIUM DOG, is Johnny Alpha, who was thought killed. Now, he’s been charged with finding the kidnapped NKD leader Jim Jing Jong…

 

Aquila #2

 

Aquila #2
Writer: Gordon Rennie Artist/Cover Artist: Leigh Gallagher

Londinium must burn! Aquila: the rebellious gladiator-slave has become the unstoppable instrument of Ammit the Devourer, feeding his mistress the souls of evil men. In ancient Britain Aquila has allied with Boudicca and leads her forces against Roman London. But inside the enchanted walls lies The Spartan, an immortal warrior with a mission to seize Aquila. The incredible historical fantasy from Gordon Rennie (Rogue Trooper) and Leigh Gallagher (Judge Dredd) continues.


Cinebook

Largo Winch Graphic Novel Volume 15: Crossing Paths

 

Largo Winch Graphic Novel Volume 15: Crossing Paths
Writer: Jean Van Artist/Cover Artist: Phillipe Franq

Largo is in London for a board meeting with his group’s various CEOs. At the same time, he’s negotiating with a French aeronautics firm for a deal based upon a ground breaking new technology. But the British capital seems to be the centre of a curious convergence: people with no apparent links to each other gravitate towards Largo and his inner circle. Old lovers, new flames, intelligence agencies, terrorists – will the billionaire recognise his true allies amidst such a tangled web?


SelfMadeHero

 

Aama Graphic Novel Volume 3: Desert Of Mirrors

 

Aama Graphic Novel Volume 3: Desert Of Mirrors (Mature Readers)
Writer/Artist/Cover Artist: Frederik Peeters

Verloc Nim and his brother, Conrad, depart on an expedition to recover the mysterious substance aama, which has transformed the environment of a distant planet. As they progress through a world that is both hostile and amazing, the mystery begins to unravel but the truth about aama remains unknown and reality begins to waver.

 

Pablo Cover

Pablo
Writer: Julie Birmant Artist/Cover Artist: Clement Oubrerie

This award-winning graphic biography of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) captures the prolific and eventful life of one of the world’s best-loved artists. Pablo explores Picasso’s early life among the bohemians of Montmartre, his turbulent relationship with artist/model Fernande Olivier, and how his art developed through friendships with poets Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire, the painter Georges Braque, and his great rival Henri Matisse. Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie depict a career that began in poverty and reached its climax with the advent of cubism and modern art.

Read our preview of Pablo


Titan Comics

Captain Stone #6

 

 

Captain Stone #6 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Liam Sharp, Christina McCormack Artist/Cover Artist: Liam Sharp

Charlie reveals her dark past and connection to Captain Stone. Will it be too much for Lord Chance?Carpe Noctem #1 (Mature Readers)

Read our preview of Cap Stone #6

 

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: #10 - Main Cover

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: #10 - Subscription Cover

 

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: #10 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Robbie Morrison Artist: Elena Casagrande

Gabby and the Doctor are back in New York after a terrifying excursion into the past, catching up with family and friends… until The Echo strikes, amplifying everyday noise into ear-shattering, mind-splinteringly debilitating waves of sound. What is the Echo – and can the Doctor and Gabby solve the mystery before the cacophany drives the city mad? Plus: “Doctor… you are coming back?”

 

 

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #12 - Subscription Cover

 

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #12 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Warren Pleece Cover Artist: Simon Fraser

A thrilling TARDIS chase through the atmosphere, after no ordinary comet! Tracking the Entity’s signal from the Berlin Wall in 1976 to Rome in 312 CE, the Doctor, Alice, Jones, and ARC stumble into an ancient mystery that will forever change the course of human history! And the burden and dangers of a life aboard the TARDIS start to hit home for Jones – is this his farewell tour? Rob Williams (Ordinary) and Warren Pleece blast into a brand-new story arc! Don’t miss the shocking reveal of what’s inside the comet!

Read our Preview

 

The Evil Within

 

Evil Within Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Alex Sanchez

Spun from the new survival horror game The Evil Within from Bethesda Softworks, this official series invites readers to experience the terrifying new world created by the godfather of survival horror, Shinji Mikami. Compiling the entire 4-issue series by writer Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Victorian Undead) and artist Alex Sanchez (Katana), along with plenty of exclusive artwork and bonus material, this spine-chilling collection marks the perfect introduction to the horror saga and is guaranteed to fill its readers with a sense of unbridled terror.

 

Mono Volume 2 #2 Pacific

 

Mono Volume 2 #2 Pacific
Writer: Brian Wood Artist/Cover Artist: Sergio Sandoval

Mono’s uncovered an insane plot by the Japanese to turn the tide of the failing Pacific war, but for all his resourcefulness has Mono finally taken on a mission that even he can’t complete? Find out in the dramatic conclusion!


 

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Angel & Faith Season 10 Trade Paperback Volume 2 Lost And Found
Apocalyptigirl An Aria For The End Times Trade Paperback
Archie Vs Predator #2 Parent


BPRD Hell On Earth #131

 

BPRD Hell On Earth #131
Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Peter Snejbjerg Cover Artist: Laurence Campbell

Kate confronts the BPRD agents after Johann’s disappearance to learn the truth about the motel massacre in a small Kansas town.


BPRD Plague Of Frogs Trade Paperback Volume 4
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #15


Dark Horse Presents 2014 #10

 

Dark Horse Presents 2014 #10
Various Writers and Artists

Dennis Calero delves into the bloody world of corporate mergers in The Suit-a real cutthroat businessman! Ken Pisani and Arturo Lauria bring their Geekie Award-winning political sci-fi drama Colonus to the pages of DHP! And Brent Schoonover gets down and dirty with the Burial Brothers, featuring colors by Jordie Bellaire!

Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova’s Weird Detective, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, and Mike Grell’s Tarzan!


Ei8ht #4
Goon Once Upon A Hard Time #3
Grendel Vs Shadow Hard Cover
Groo Friends And Foes #5
Mind Mgmt #33


Resident Alien Sam Hain Mystery #1
Writer: Paul Hogan Artist/Cover Artist: Steve Parkhouse

The stranded, curious alien known as Dr. Harry tends to patients in the sleepy town of Patience, Washington. Questions about the town’s previous doctor arise when a strange briefcase is found. And does Harry’s favorite mystery writer live in Patience too? Peter Hogan (Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders) return to their unique science-fiction/mystery series!


Shaper #3
Strain Night Eternal #9 (Mature Readers)
Usagi Yojimbo #145
World Of The Witcher Hard Cover


DC Comics

Batman Detective Comics Hard Cover Volume 6 Icarus (N52)
Batman Detective Comics Trade Paperback Volume 5 Gothtopia (N52)
Convergence #7
Convergence Adventures Of Superman #2
Convergence Batman & The Outsiders #2


Convergence Flash #2

 

Convergence Flash #2
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Federico Dallocchio Cover Artist: Jonboy Meyers

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Barry Allen lashes out against the heroes of the Tangent Universe as he tries to protect Gotham City from Convergence!
This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!


Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2
Convergence Hawkman #2
Convergence Justice League America #2
Convergence New Teen Titans #2


Convergence Superboy & The Legion #2

 

 

Convergence Superboy & The Legion #2
Writer: Stuart Moore Artist: Peter Gross, Mark Farmer Cover Artist: Pia Guerra

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Brainiac 5 and Superboy are from one of the most advanced worlds under the Convergence dome, but nothing can prepare them for the all-out war they now find themselves in against the Atomic Knights!
This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!


Convergence Swamp Thing #2
Convergence Wonder Woman #2
Ex Machina Trade Paperback Book 5 (Mature Readers)


FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics Trade Paperback Volume 3: Standing

 

FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics Trade Paperback Volume 3: Standing (Mature Readers)
Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Alberto Ponticelli, Nathan Fox Cover Artist: Nathan Fox

Every journey starts with a single step. Cicero’s started when he crashed into a TV repair shop and eventually landed in the FBP Academy. This new trade paperback collects FBP #14-19.


Infinite Crisis Fight For The Multiverse #11

 

Infinite Crisis Fight For The Multiverse #11
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Eduardo Francisco, Angel Hernandez Cover Artist: Mico Suayan

Batman and his team battle Nightmare Batman. Later, the Monitor arrives on the Gaslight world to investigate the Earth Engine. But in doing so, he accidentally unleashes a wave of madness that claims him too. And a mystery villain is revealed.


JLA Trade Paperback Volume 7
Kitchen #7 (Mature Readers)
Mad Max Fury Road Nux & Immortal Joe #1 (Mature Readers)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #10


Unwritten Trade Paperback Volume 11

 

 

Unwritten Trade Paperback Volume 11 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross & Various Cover Artist: Yuko Shimizu

In these final UNWRITTEN tales from issues #7-12, the three immortals – Wilson, Rausch and Pullman – are moving toward their respective endgames. But when was the last time they were all in the same room together? Answer: half a century ago, in Oxford, England. And the reasons for what they’re doing now can be found in what they said to each other back then…


IDW Publishing

Angry Birds #11


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #1

 

 

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Chris Ryall Artist/Cover Artist: Tony Atkins

An all-new comic series based on Douglas Adams’ beloved holistic detective! Dirk arrives in San Diego to face a new country, new cases and new threats: reincarnation, for starters…!

Read out review here


Donald Duck #1
Drones #2


Empire Uprising #2

 

Empire Uprising #2
Writer: Mark Waid Artist/Cover Artist: Barry Kitson

A new threat arises to topple the Empire-a strange woman whose power rivals Golgoth’s own. It’s Xanna’s job to find out who she is, and if she fails, hers won’t be the only head on the chopping block!


Indestructible Trade Paperback Volume 2 Fake It Till You Make It
Insufferable #1
Jem & The Holograms #3
Kill Shakespeare Backstage Edition Oversized Hard Cover Volume 1
Locke & Key Master Edition Hard Cover Volume 1
Maxx Maxximized Ltd Edition Hard Cover Volume 1
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #30
Popeye Classics Ongoing #34
Skylanders #9 Rtn Of Dragon King
Tmnt Secret History Of The Foot Clan Deluxe Workprint Edition
Transformers #41 Combiner Wars
Transformers Treasury Edition
Weird Love #7
Winterworld Frozen Fleet #1
X-Files Season 10 #24


Image Comics

Fade Out #6

 

Fade Out #6 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist/ Cover Artist: Sean Phillips

BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS’ best-selling series ever just keeps hitting!  Charlie and his blacklisted friend Gil hunt Hollywood’s back alleys for answers to Valeria Sommer’s murder and cover-up, but the one man who might know something, ex-child star “Flapjack” Jones, has gone into hiding…unless he’s dead in a ditch by the side of the road.

Ghosted #20 (Mature Readers)
Graveyard Shift Trade Paperback
Intersect Trade Paperback Volume 1 Metamorph (Mature Readers)
Kaptara #2
Oddly Normal #7 (variant Covers)
Satellite Sam #14 (Mature Readers)
Secret Identities #4
Shutter #12 (Mature Readers)
Sparks Nevada Marshal On Mars #3
Spawn #252 (Mature Readers)
Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses #4 (Mature Readers)
Stray Bullets Trade Paperback Volume 2 Somewhere Out West (Mature Readers)
Tithe #2 (variant Covers)


Trees #9

 

Trees #9 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist/Cover Artist: Jason Howard

Beginning the second TREES story, “Two Forests.” The Orkney Tree, set among the standing stones of that remote island, seems almost like it was always meant to be there. But, following the events in Svalbard, it could be nothing but a vast unexploded bomb. Across the Atlantic, there is a new mayor in New York City, who grew up under the shadow of the Manhattan Tree. And he might be the bigger threat.


Valhalla Mad #1 (Variant Covers)
Velvet Trade Paperback Volume 2 The Secret Lives Of Dead Men (Mature Readers)


 

Wytches #6

 

Wytches #6 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Scott Snyder Artist/Cover Artist: Jock

As Charlie struggles to save Sailor from the wytches’ grasp, the monsters’ true hold over the Rooks family is revealed in this, the harrowing ending to the series’ first arc!


Marvel Comics

A-Force #1 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
All New Ghost Rider Trade Paperback Volume 2 Legend
Avengers World #21
Axis Revolutions Trade Paperback
Civil War Trade Paperback: Ms Marvel
Daredevil #15.1


Darth Vader #4 - Granov Second Printing

 

Darth Vader #4 Granov 2nd Printing Variant
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Cover Artist: Adi Granov

From Marvel Comics. Revenge of the Battle Droids??? Vader returns to Geonosis to build his army! The Dark Lord’s ascension continues! Rated T. Scheduled to ship 5/20/2015. (161)


Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 (Secret Wars Tie-In)


Deathlok #8

 

Deathlok #8
Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist/Cover Artist: Mike Perkins

• Henry Hayes knocks on BioTek’s door. LOUDLY.
• Michael Collins and Agent Hope have Domino, A.I.M. can’t be far behind…


Fantastic Four Epic Collection: Strange Days Trade Paperback
Guardians Of Galaxy #27


Loki Agent Of Asgard #14

 

Loki Agent Of Asgard #14 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/Cover Artist: Lee Garbett

THE LAST DAYS OF LOKI!
• As the Ten Realms face their last hours, ancient enemies march on Asgardia seeking a final vengeance…
• …including King Loki – meaner, madder and more dangerous than ever before!
• Meanwhile – what’s happened to our Loki? Has the end come early for everyone’s favorite trickster?


Master Of Kung Fu #1 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Max Ride First Flight #1 Hans 2nd Printing Variant


Moon Knight #15

 

Moon Knight #15
Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: German Peralta Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

• There is a monster under the beds of the children of Manhattan and he’s hungry.
• Many children have already fallen to the beast’s hunger and it’s up to Moon Knight to stop it.


Planet Hulk #1 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Powers #3 (Mature Readers)
Secret Warriors Complete Collection Trade Paperback Volume 1
Secret Wars Battleworld #1 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Spider-Verse #1 (Secret Wars Tie-In)


Star Wars #5

 

Star Wars #5
Writer: Jason Aaron Artist/Cover Artist: John Cassaday

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!
• As Luke goes home in search of the truth about his late mentor…
• …Leia takes Han on a secret mission of vital importance to the Rebellion.
• Unfortunately, they both run into some unfriendly encounters.


Ultimate End #1 Swa
Uncanny Avengers Trade Paperback Volume 4 Avenge Earth
Uncanny X-Men #34
Uncanny X-Men Trade Paperback Volume 4 Vs Shield
Wolverines #19


Other Publishers

A Certain Magical Index Graphic Novel Volume 1
Accelerators Momentum #1 (Mature Readers)
Adventures Of Aero Girl #1
Alice I/T Country Of Clover Twin Lovers Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Ani Imo Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Archie Comics Spectacular Rock On Trade Paperback
Art Masters Series Graphic Novel Volume 2 Pablo
Bad Karma Hard Cover Volume 1
Battlestar Galactica Six #5 (Variant Covers)
Block City Incredible Minecraft Worlds
Blood Lad Omnibus Graphic Novel Volume 6
Bloodshot Reborn #2 (Variant Covers)
Btooom Graphic Novel Volume 10 (Mature Readers)
Charmed Season 10 #8 (Mature Readers)
Chiro Graphic Novel Volume 1 Star Project
Chronicles Of Claudette Graphic Novel Volume 2 Dragons Beware
Civil War Adventure Graphic Novel Volume 1


Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Trade Paperback Volume 1

 

 

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Clive Barker, Marc Andreyko Artist: Piotr Kowalski Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo

Before Fables, before Once Upon a Time, Clive Barker created a secret city of monsters that live among us. Don’t worry if you’ve never seen the film: Clive Barker and writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Manhunter), along with Piotr Kowalski’s gorgeous art (Dark Tower, Sex), have crafted a story for horror fans new and old.

What It Is: With Clive Barker’s vision for Nightbreed finally released-Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut-this series gives readers the untold histories throughout time for the monsters of Midian that fans have been craving. The Nightbreed is a secret society of monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind. Collects issues #14.


Django Zorro #7
Dream Fossil Comp Stories Satoshi Kon Graphic Novel
Emma Hard Cover Graphic Novel Volume 1
Evil Inc Annual Report Trade Paperback Volume 5
Evil Inc Annual Report Trade Paperback Volume 6
Fathom Kiani Volume 4 #4 (Variant Covers)
Gangsta Graphic Novel Volume 6 (Mature Readers)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Little Mermaid #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Give To The Heart Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Gold Digger #221
Goong Graphic Novel Volume 18 Royal Palace
Henchmen I Henchbot #4
Henchmen I Henchbot #5
Hexed #10
High School DXD Graphic Novel Volume 5 (Mature Readers)
Im Not Popular Graphic Novel Volume 7
Is It Wrong Try Pick Up Girls In Dungeon Graphic Novel Volume 1
Jungle Girl Season 3 #2 Cho Main
Kaijumax #2
Lady Mechanika Tablet Of Destinies #2 (Mature Readers)
Legenderry Green Hornet #4 Rare Davila Virgin
Legenderry Vampirella #4
Letter 44 #16
Lumberjanes #14
Masks 2 #2 Rare Guice Virgin
Mega Man #49
New Vampirella #12
Ninjak #3 (Variant Covers)
Oh Killstrike #1
Optic Nerve #14 (Mature Readers)
Peanuts Volume 2 #28
Psycho Bonkers #1 (Variant Covers)
Reanimator #2 Rare Francavilla Virgin
Resident Evil Marhawa Desire Graphic Novel Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Sabrina #2 2nd Printing (Mature Readers)
Shaft #6 Cvr A Cowan Main (Mature Readers)
Simpsons Summer Shindig #9
Solitary #3 (Mature Readers)
Sons Of Anarchy #21 (Mature Readers)
Sweet Blood Graphic Novel Volume 1
Sword Art Online Girls Ops Graphic Novel Volume 1
Swords Of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood #1
Terra Formars Graphic Novel Volume 6 (Mature Readers)
Trinity Seven Graphic Novel Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Ubel Blatt Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Ufology #2 Main Cvr
Umineko When They Cry Graphic Novel Ep 5 Volume 1 End Of Golden Witch
Until Death Do Us Part Graphic Novel Volume 9
World Of Archie Comics Double Digest #50
World War Blue Graphic Novel Volume 8
Zombie Tramp Ongoing #11 (Mature Readers)


Magazines

Ace Magazine #3
Comic Shop News #1457
Judge Dredd Megazine #359
Locus #652
Marvel Chess Fig Mag Special #3 Star-Lord & Thanos Alt Kings
Marvel Fact Files #60 Deadpool Cover
Marvel Fact Files #61 Kang Cover
Marvel Fact Files #62 Professor X Cover
Marvel Fact Files #63 Winter Soldier Cover
Marvel Fact Files #64 Thing Cover
Marvel Fact Files #65 Titanium Man Cover
Marvel Fact Files #66 Uncanny X-Men Cyclops Cover
Marvel Fact Files #67 X-23 Cover
Marvel Fact Files #68 Ultron Cover
Marvel Fact Files #69 Polaris Cover
Marvel Fact Files #70 Darkhawk Cover
Marvel Fact Files #71 Skaar Cover
Marvel Fact Files #72 Doctor Octopus Cover
Marvel Fact Files #73 Lady Bullseye Cover
Marvel Fact Files #74 Green Goblin Cover
Marvel Fact Files #75 Red Hulk Cover
Marvel Fact Files #76 Angela Cover
Non Sport Update Volume 26 #3
Sci Fi & Fantasy Modeller Volume 37
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #40 Uss Enterprise Ncc-1701b
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #41 Klingon Raptor
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #42 Uss Pasteur
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #43 Species 8472 Bioship


Books

A Certain Magical Index Light Novel Soft Cover Volume 3
Art Of John Avon Journeys To Somewhere Else Hard Cover
Art Of Mad Max Fury Road Hard Cover
Art Of The Boys Complete Covers Hard Cover Remarked Edition (Mature Readers)
Art Of The Boys Complete Covers Hard Cover Sgn Edition (Mature Readers)
Complete Guide To Self Publishing Comics Soft Cover
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – Amorality Tale
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – Dead Of Winter
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – English Way Of Death
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – Human Nature
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – Roundheads
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – Shadow In Glass
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – Stone Rose
Doctor Who: The History Collection Soft Cover – Witch Hunters
Essential Evangelion Chronicle Soft Cover Side A
Gou Dere Sora Nagihara Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Horror Of It Allone Moviegoers Love Affair Living Dead Hard Cover
Out Of Line Art Jules Feiffer Hard Cover
Warhammer Gotrek And Felix Slayer Hard Cover
Will Eisner Spirited Life Hard Cover Deluxe Edition
WWE Attitude Era Hard Cover


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